CMA Music Festival

What is CMA Music Fest?

About the Festival

CMA Music Festival is steeped in more than three decades of Fan Fair® tradition. Since Fan Fair was born in 1972, Country Music fans have poured into Nashville, Tenn., traveling from around the globe to see their favorite artists perform, to get that coveted autograph and to create lifelong memories.

CMA Music Festival is unique among music festivals. It is a four-day celebration of America’s music that features artist/fan interaction, autograph signings, photo opportunities, more than 100 hours of concerts, family activities and much more.

Each year, hundreds of artists and celebrities appear at CMA Music Festival – from rising stars, to current favorites and the legends. CMA Music Festival is a veritable stomping ground for both those who love making music and those who love hearing it.

Presented annually by the Country Music Association, this world-class event has grown to attract nearly 200,000 fans from around the world in 2007, while simultaneously raising money for "Keep the Music Playing," a music education initiative in local public schools through a partnership with the Nashville Alliance for Public Education.


Fan Fair

AT&T U-verse® Fan Fair X brings the excitement of live performances, artist interactions, family fun and countless activities together under the roof of the state-of-the-art Music City Center.

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The Buckle

Through three bustling blocks of Broadway, legions of ultimate fans know that The Buckle is where the excitement and thrills of CMA Music Festival come together. With the backdrop of historic honkytonks on lower Broad, wall-to-wall activities at The Buckle will pique your curiosity and excitement, ramping up with every single step. You’ll pinball between scrumptious free food samples, one-of-a-kind trip giveaways, killer karaoke, cuddly canines, competitive games? and that is only scratching the surface! By the time you reach Riverfront Park, your hands – and your belly – will be full of goodies. And since The Buckle is open Thursday through Sunday, you can trek the magnificent journey over and over again!

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Around Town

Yes, there's more. There are a host of special events and attractions, from City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

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